New Poll Shows Osborn Leads in 50TH AD Race

February 8th, 2012

Torrance Assemblymember Butler in 4th Place

SANTA MONICA, CA –The Torie Osborn for Assembly campaign released a new opinion research poll today showing Osborn as the top choice for voters and the leading candidate in the race for the new, vacant 50th Assembly District.

The poll, conducted by Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates, shows Osborn leading the field, and besting her Democratic opponents in head to head match-ups.

In an initial ranking, Osborn is the top vote-getter among the full field of candidates; Butler places fourth. In head-to-head match-ups against South Bay Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom, Osborn, a community non-profit executive, holds double digit leads.

Additionally, after positive messages are read about each of the candidates, Osborn’s lead increases to more than 2-1 over her nearest opponent.

The poll results show Osborn is in a strong position to win the June open primary election, and is well-poised to beat any opponent in the November general election.

The poll surveyed 400 randomly-selected registered voters in California Assembly District 50 likely to vote in the June 2012 statewide primary election from January 29-February 1, 2012. Interviews were conducted via landlines and cell phones.

View the full poll memo here.

For more information about the Torie Osborn for Assembly campaign, or to view Torie’s full list of endorsements, click here.


Osborn is acclaimed for her pioneering leadership as an executive at several nonprofit organizations, including the Liberty Hill Foundation and the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center – both of which are located in the new 50th Assembly District – as well as United Way of Greater LA. Osborn also served as a senior policy advisor on homelessness, poverty and economic development to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. She is currently a senior strategist for California Calls, a network of 25 organizations throughout the state committed to commonsense governance reform.

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